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July 24, 2013 4:45:36 AM

hi i am building my first ever computer and i want it to be able to run games like bf4(when its out) on ultra at at least 60 fps just wondering if these specs are good enough:

Motherboard: asus m5a99x evo (pci 2.0)

cpu: amd fx 8150(3.6ghz overclocked upto 4.5 ghz)

graphics card: club3d 7970 royalace

sound card: CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z PCI Express Sound Card

ram: 32gb ddr3 1600mhz

cooling: Hydro Series™ H100i (liquid cooled)

psu: CSP-D700CB 80 PLUS® Bronze (700 watts)

July 24, 2013 5:03:36 AM

It's a fine machine, but why not the 8350, or if you want a gaming rig then drop down to 16GB of RAM (or even 8 unless you have some specific need for more), drop the sound card since most onboard is fine (unless you have some specific need for a dedicated card) and then put in a 4670k or 4770k if you want high end gaming. The 8150/8350 are fore the budget gamers who don't care about efficiency or the top end performance.
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July 24, 2013 5:05:58 AM

+1 to that. The 8150 is a really bad choice - 8350 is a massive improvement, and i5 games even better still. Even 8GB is more than a gaming machine really needs, so 32GB is pretty excessive. You'd also be fine with an air cooler like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo.
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July 24, 2013 5:07:57 AM

Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.
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July 24, 2013 12:07:51 PM

IAMSM said:
Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.


um slight issue ive already bought the cpu, ram and mother board but nothing else ive got a budget of £1100 left over buts that's saving up for another year im only 13 so the money doesn't come by that easy what do you suggest I buy for the sound card, grahics card and psu with the rest of that money bearing in mind ive still got to buy a monitor, the corsair hydro 100i cooler and a case which adds up to around 300-500 oh and im trying to stick with amd not NVidia because of the never settle reloaded deal but if its better then tell which card
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July 25, 2013 12:39:39 AM

TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.


um slight issue ive already bought the cpu, ram and mother board but nothing else ive got a budget of £1100 left over buts that's saving up for another year im only 13 so the money doesn't come by that easy what do you suggest I buy for the sound card, grahics card and psu with the rest of that money bearing in mind ive still got to buy a monitor, the corsair hydro 100i cooler and a case which adds up to around 300-500 oh and im trying to stick with amd not NVidia because of the never settle reloaded deal but if its better then tell which card


first off, you don't a sound card because you have an onboard one which is all you need for gaming,
and then, if your'e not gonna overclock the shit out of your CPU then theres no point for the hydro 100i, just go with the cooler master hyper 212 EVO its only 17£ and you'll get some overclocking out of it too.
for the graphics card go with the gtx 780, It's much MUCH better than anything AMD has to offer right now(and thats coming from someone with an AMD GPU)-And don't fall for never settle reloaded, because think about it-If you love the games that come with the deal you that much that you'd buy a gfx card for them,You would have them already wont you?
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July 25, 2013 4:07:51 AM

IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.


um slight issue ive already bought the cpu, ram and mother board but nothing else ive got a budget of £1100 left over buts that's saving up for another year im only 13 so the money doesn't come by that easy what do you suggest I buy for the sound card, grahics card and psu with the rest of that money bearing in mind ive still got to buy a monitor, the corsair hydro 100i cooler and a case which adds up to around 300-500 oh and im trying to stick with amd not NVidia because of the never settle reloaded deal but if its better then tell which card


first off, you don't a sound card because you have an onboard one which is all you need for gaming,
and then, if your'e not gonna overclock the shit out of your CPU then theres no point for the hydro 100i, just go with the cooler master hyper 212 EVO its only 17£ and you'll get some overclocking out of it too.
for the graphics card go with the gtx 780, It's much MUCH better than anything AMD has to offer right now(and thats coming from someone with an AMD GPU)-And don't fall for never settle reloaded, because think about it-If you love the games that come with the deal you that much that you'd buy a gfx card for them,You would have them already wont you?

ok ill get that card any specific make asus or EVGA or gigabyte or msi etc... and also is it possible to over clock the amd fx 8350 to 4.5ghz maybe even 4.8-5.0ghz?

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July 25, 2013 7:18:24 AM

TheGrovesyProject101 said:

ok ill get that card any specific make asus or EVGA or gigabyte or msi etc... and also is it possible to over clock the amd fx 8350 to 4.5ghz maybe even 4.8-5.0ghz?



Possible? Yes. Guaranteed with specific hardware? No.

Overclocking is reliant on so many factors, primarily the chip that you get when you buy it. Some are better than others, even in the same batches of CPU's. Heat sink compound, pressure, contact smoothness, electrical stability and noise, ambient temperature . . . It's more of a 'try until it's unstable and then back off a bit' procedure than just buying certain gear.

Usually you are pretty guaranteed to get a 10%-15% increase, but above that is a lot of luck, patience, and practice. So the 4Ghz 8350 will probably get to 4.4 pretty reliably as long as you have a descent cooler, and beyond that consider it a bonus.


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July 26, 2013 10:05:23 AM

TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.


um slight issue ive already bought the cpu, ram and mother board but nothing else ive got a budget of £1100 left over buts that's saving up for another year im only 13 so the money doesn't come by that easy what do you suggest I buy for the sound card, grahics card and psu with the rest of that money bearing in mind ive still got to buy a monitor, the corsair hydro 100i cooler and a case which adds up to around 300-500 oh and im trying to stick with amd not NVidia because of the never settle reloaded deal but if its better then tell which card


first off, you don't a sound card because you have an onboard one which is all you need for gaming,
and then, if your'e not gonna overclock the shit out of your CPU then theres no point for the hydro 100i, just go with the cooler master hyper 212 EVO its only 17£ and you'll get some overclocking out of it too.
for the graphics card go with the gtx 780, It's much MUCH better than anything AMD has to offer right now(and thats coming from someone with an AMD GPU)-And don't fall for never settle reloaded, because think about it-If you love the games that come with the deal you that much that you'd buy a gfx card for them,You would have them already wont you?

ok ill get that card any specific make asus or EVGA or gigabyte or msi etc... and also is it possible to over clock the amd fx 8350 to 4.5ghz maybe even 4.8-5.0ghz?



Asus,Gigabyte and EGVA are good reliable companies for geforce.
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July 26, 2013 1:35:57 PM

IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.


um slight issue ive already bought the cpu, ram and mother board but nothing else ive got a budget of £1100 left over buts that's saving up for another year im only 13 so the money doesn't come by that easy what do you suggest I buy for the sound card, grahics card and psu with the rest of that money bearing in mind ive still got to buy a monitor, the corsair hydro 100i cooler and a case which adds up to around 300-500 oh and im trying to stick with amd not NVidia because of the never settle reloaded deal but if its better then tell which card


first off, you don't a sound card because you have an onboard one which is all you need for gaming,
and then, if your'e not gonna overclock the shit out of your CPU then theres no point for the hydro 100i, just go with the cooler master hyper 212 EVO its only 17£ and you'll get some overclocking out of it too.
for the graphics card go with the gtx 780, It's much MUCH better than anything AMD has to offer right now(and thats coming from someone with an AMD GPU)-And don't fall for never settle reloaded, because think about it-If you love the games that come with the deal you that much that you'd buy a gfx card for them,You would have them already wont you?

ok ill get that card any specific make asus or EVGA or gigabyte or msi etc... and also is it possible to over clock the amd fx 8350 to 4.5ghz maybe even 4.8-5.0ghz?



Asus,Gigabyte and EGVA are good reliable companies for geforce.

ok thanks a bunch for the help btw the way i decided to make a custom water cooling loop rather than just one made already ill also be liquid cooling my graphics card

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July 27, 2013 11:21:07 AM

TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.


um slight issue ive already bought the cpu, ram and mother board but nothing else ive got a budget of £1100 left over buts that's saving up for another year im only 13 so the money doesn't come by that easy what do you suggest I buy for the sound card, grahics card and psu with the rest of that money bearing in mind ive still got to buy a monitor, the corsair hydro 100i cooler and a case which adds up to around 300-500 oh and im trying to stick with amd not NVidia because of the never settle reloaded deal but if its better then tell which card


first off, you don't a sound card because you have an onboard one which is all you need for gaming,
and then, if your'e not gonna overclock the shit out of your CPU then theres no point for the hydro 100i, just go with the cooler master hyper 212 EVO its only 17£ and you'll get some overclocking out of it too.
for the graphics card go with the gtx 780, It's much MUCH better than anything AMD has to offer right now(and thats coming from someone with an AMD GPU)-And don't fall for never settle reloaded, because think about it-If you love the games that come with the deal you that much that you'd buy a gfx card for them,You would have them already wont you?

ok ill get that card any specific make asus or EVGA or gigabyte or msi etc... and also is it possible to over clock the amd fx 8350 to 4.5ghz maybe even 4.8-5.0ghz?



Asus,Gigabyte and EGVA are good reliable companies for geforce.

ok thanks a bunch for the help btw the way i decided to make a custom water cooling loop rather than just one made already ill also be liquid cooling my graphics card



Ok,that's cool(get the joke???)Liquid cooling your GPU isn't really that important but if you can you should, good luck!
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July 29, 2013 3:10:41 PM

IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
TheGrovesyProject101 said:
IAMSM said:
Firstly, don't get 32GB of RAM it's complete overkill and is useless unless your'e running a server.
Secondly, for the high-end range go with NVIDIA, prefferably the gtx 780(kills every game today and I'm 99% sure it'll kill BF4 too).
Also get a power supply with a higher efficiency rating-80+ Gold From reliable brands such as Antec and Corsair.
Unless you're on a budget(which I highly doubt), get an intel K proccsesorI5 is better at gaming but a slower at rendering and an i7 will be better at both(gaming with hyper-threading disabled).
Besided good luck, you have a beast build.


um slight issue ive already bought the cpu, ram and mother board but nothing else ive got a budget of £1100 left over buts that's saving up for another year im only 13 so the money doesn't come by that easy what do you suggest I buy for the sound card, grahics card and psu with the rest of that money bearing in mind ive still got to buy a monitor, the corsair hydro 100i cooler and a case which adds up to around 300-500 oh and im trying to stick with amd not NVidia because of the never settle reloaded deal but if its better then tell which card


first off, you don't a sound card because you have an onboard one which is all you need for gaming,
and then, if your'e not gonna overclock the shit out of your CPU then theres no point for the hydro 100i, just go with the cooler master hyper 212 EVO its only 17£ and you'll get some overclocking out of it too.
for the graphics card go with the gtx 780, It's much MUCH better than anything AMD has to offer right now(and thats coming from someone with an AMD GPU)-And don't fall for never settle reloaded, because think about it-If you love the games that come with the deal you that much that you'd buy a gfx card for them,You would have them already wont you?

ok ill get that card any specific make asus or EVGA or gigabyte or msi etc... and also is it possible to over clock the amd fx 8350 to 4.5ghz maybe even 4.8-5.0ghz?



Asus,Gigabyte and EGVA are good reliable companies for geforce.

ok thanks a bunch for the help btw the way i decided to make a custom water cooling loop rather than just one made already ill also be liquid cooling my graphics card



Ok,that's cool(get the joke???)Liquid cooling your GPU isn't really that important but if you can you should, good luck!

thanks dude i also decided to change my processer to the amd fx 8350 and motherboard to the asus croshair v forula z and ahaha love the pun
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